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    Gianluca Vialli's 'Poorest Kids must see the World Cup'


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    Very commendable. Pledge £10 to get the kids from the Brazilian Ghettos to the WC matches.

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    https://www.tifosy.com/campaigns/fro...la-to-maracana


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      Just a question, and by no means questioning the cause. But how does it cost £15,000 to send 15 people to one match??
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      You would think that holding a potentially money spinning event in Brazil, or in other poorer nations, would actually help people like this. Sadly, it would appear that it will not make any difference whatsoever - it certainly has not made any significant difference here. It does not help that FIFA pays no tax at all to the host country.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Paul Reids Sock View Post
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      Just a question, and by no means questioning the cause. But how does it cost £15,000 to send 15 people to one match??
      Heard a rumour Vialli is taking a slice of the profits to fund a hair transplant.
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      Dubious at £1k per ticket. Why these 15 anyway?
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      Dubious at £1k per ticket. Why these 15 anyway?
      Hi Rich,

      I work at Tifosy and we are doing our best to bring down the price of the tickets so that we can send more of these children.

      You are absolutely right that £1,000 is a lot of money, so why are these tickets so expensive?

      Well, we have a few restraints that are making it difficult to bring the price down, the biggest is that we need all of the seats together. Currently, the only way we can be sure of this is to buy 'Hospitality' tickets directly from the FIFA website, which are more expensive than regular tickets, on the plus side they do come with some nice surprises for the children. Most of these girls have never even been to a restaurant before, so you can imagine what their faces will be like when they are meeting the FIFA ambassadors.

      We have two guys focused on finding a way to get the tickets cheaper, so that more children will be able to go... so if you know a guy who knows a guy who has some tickets they can't use... contact us please!

      These children were selected because they had the most regular attendance at the Favela Street training sessions. It's also the same group that won the Street Child World Cup

      If you've got a spare £10 or £20 lying around and your not sure what to do with it... Nudge nudge www.tifosy.com/maracana

      Thanks guys,
      Duncan
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      Good cause , but i have to ask if i have missed something here ? Has FIFA been contacted re tickets ?, and why are they not donating tickets to a very good local cause. I Am not having a pop just asking a question
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      We do have our fingers crossed that FIFA or one of the big sponsors will get involved. Our friends at Street Child World Cup are lending a hand with that.
      There is a second group of children in Sao Paolo that are lined up to go if we manage to get the price down/get tickets donated/ or make it passed the target.

      Any suggestions are very welcome.

      Thanks again,
      Duncan
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      Cannot the Hosptality business selling the tickets just give these away for once and use the publicity. Why not publish its name and they can tell us why they are charging a group of street kids an 85% mark up to line their own pockets.
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      Cannot the Hosptality business selling the tickets just give these away for once and use the publicity. Why not publish its name and they can tell us why they are charging a group of street kids an 85% mark up to line their own pockets.
      The tickets are direct from the FIFA website. We have managed to get almost everything else donated by warm-hearted businesses, like gramafilm(made the video) and BT supporters trust(gave us some footage of Brazil), if we get through to the right person at FIFA we might get lucky, but we aren't relying on them.

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